The countdown to the 89th Academy Awards has started, so it is the perfect time to have a look at the dating history of some of the nominees.
The American actor and director Casey Affleck has landed his second Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in the familiar drama, “Manchester by the Sea”.
Ben Affleck’s 41-year-old actor is professionally known for his consistent performances in some blockbusters like “Interstellar” or “The Ocean’s Trilogy”, but also independent movies like the comedy, “Lonesome Jim”.
But, how his romantic life has been?
Dating a family man
Affleck has always been very reserved when it comes to his romantic relationships.
The two known love stories he has been involved with were with two fellow workmates.
He became, for some, the ideal of family man after he got married with the actress Summer Phoenix in 2006 and time later the couple had two kids.
Their marriage lasted for a decade, but in spite being divorced, the two remain as very good friends.
The reason why they still have a good relationship is because of their kids.
Despite Affleck grow up in a disrupted family -his parents divorced when his was very young- he is the kind of men who works every day to strengthen ties with their loved ones.
He is really close to his brother Ben -they have worked together countless times- and, of course, his ex-wife and mother of his children.
Emotional baggage can be detrimental in a relationship
Having unresolved issues from previous romances or familiar issues can really determine the expiration date of a relationship.
Affleck may have a healthy friendship relationship with the ones who are close, but his emotional baggage has badly affected the romantic ones.
Especially when he was with his then wife Summer, who confessed at some point they have some “trust issues”.
In spite his separation and that he has recently been on the spotlight from a past alleged sexual harassment scandal, Affleck has move on and overcome any of the emotional issues he may had in the past.
Last year, the actor found love again in the arms of the actress Florina Lima and it seems that the relationship continues to grow strong.
A proof that leaving behind any emotional baggage is the best option if you want to start a relationship with a view to the future.